The Los Angeles Lakers could be after a pair of familiar targets this February. In an appearance this week on the Lakers Nation Podcast with Trevor Lane, NBA writer Eric Pincus reported that the Lakers will target Paul George and DeMarcus Cousins at this year’s trade deadline. “I think Plan A is still LeBron James, and that’s probably gonna be Plan A until LeBron says ‘No,” said Pincus. “But that said, at the deadline, there are two targets they could look at — I don’t think they would get both — but Paul George with the Oklahoma City Thunder … though they’ve sort of figured it out, been climbing in the standings, so I think he may be more of a longshot. “But the [New Orleans] Pelicans are a different story,” Pincus continued. “They’re just at about .500. … If they don’t climb, they’re looking at [trading] DeMarcus Cousins.” Both George and Cousins will be free agents after the season.
Lakers will target Paul George, DeMarcus Cousins at trade deadline
Yardbarker | Dec 30